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Fractal Design Launches the Define XL PC Case


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Looks nice, but I would have sacrificed 2 HDD bays in the bottom to have an 8th and/or 9th expansion slot.
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Looks nice, but I would have sacrificed 2 HDD bays in the bottom to have an 8th and/or 9th expansion slot.
Yeah, that's what i wanted(what i most wanted) so i can load this up with 4 stock GTX 480 without hearing any noise(unless you open the case) but i got 4 hydro copper waterblock 480s instead
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Where's the SATA backplane?
Loads of fancy cases with this that and the other feature that most people don't use, but a really useful feature like a SATA backplane, forget about it...
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Really, really gorgeous case (yes, I'm referring to an inanimate object as gorgeous). Depending on the price, this baby will be mine! :D


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I am loving this more than the Corsair 800/700/600 line. Looks like Id pick this up if the price is right. Thanks BTA!
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That top exhaust fan is an interesting design, I wonder if it works well.
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I really enjoy these uniform plain looking cases, i hate all those flashy plastic pieces! Designs like the Corsair cases and this case look sleek. I thought front panel doors where a thing of the past? altough it kinda looks good on this though with a door.

Also agree about the top fan it would be interesting to see if it being angled makes a difference.

Im a sucker for a side window though, with such a nice inside i wonder why cant i display it? Possibly a side window would detract from the whole look of the case though.